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30 The Esplanade, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9534 3800
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  • Terrible3%
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Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30 The Esplanade, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It has been rebranded to The Dorchester. The decor is luxurious and well fitted out. Great location opposite the Palais Theatre and Luna Park. The menu is really good. We will certainly keep coming here.

Thank Maurice2c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came with grandchildren for lunch and menue was not kids friendly beside the proximity to lunapark! Food was very blend and missing flavours!! It was not our first visit to this place but something has changed Good by.... There so many other places around...More

Thank Lana T
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

We went for dinner with friends pre concert given the proximity to the Palais. We were greated by friendly and energetic staff which kicked us off for a great night. Unfortunately that’s where the great night ended as the food was ordinary, late and in...More

Thank feuta2
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Phamish was offering a pre-show dinner and lured us in because they were playing the music of the performer we were about to see. Smart move because they were packed, but managed to squeeze us in. The menu they offered was not the full menu,...More

Thank Zedtrader
Reviewed 2 May 2018

This venue appears to be in a good location and with a good name but the coffee was not good. Appeared to be made by a beginner and the chips were soggy with strange tasting salt. Probably back packers running the show. Not a great...More

Thank Pooleh
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

After travelling 2 hours to attend jimmy Barnes at the Palais we decided to go to Phamish for a meal.little did we know we would be Phamished at the end. The Irish waitress was wonderful and very professional. Our bruchetta was poorly made and hard...More

Thank Mal M
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

I've just arrived at St Kilda from NT and was in need of a great feed. Phamish had fantastic service from the moment I walked in. The coffee was good and the food was well presented and tasted great. The portion was also huge. I...More

Thank Katie H
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Popped in here for dinner before heading to a gig at the Palais, great customer service, staff familiar with the area and surroundings, decent range of drinks, very accommodating for requirements, we had a table in the back right section which was great, lighting can...More

Thank GTMezz
Reviewed 15 March 2018

This has always been our 'go to' place for dinner before a show at the Palais. Very disappointed on Saturday night... I wonder if it has changed hands? Normally the restaurant is packed before a show, but there were very few diners. We used to...More

Thank rhondagb58
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Terrible service. Took over 45 minutes to get breakfast. Most people got up and left after coffee. Food was pretty average

Thank missisipi112
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Wella T
12 July 2016|
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Response from NicoleS6160 | Property representative |
Our pre theatre menu is simply an offering when guests come in to dine we inform them, it does change regularly and it didn get taken off the site as the palais was under a change of management
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 The Esplanade, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9534 3800
  • E-mail
Phamish offers an all day breakfast, lunch & dinner with an iconic view overlooking the palais theatre and Luna park We are modern Australian with a touch of middle eastern cuisine introducing some traditional dishes such as slow braised beef cheek We have an acclaimed and extensive wine list and a fabulous cocktail list also if your in the mood
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